Mobile, AL 1/3 arc-second NAVD 88 DEM

The Mobile DEM integrates bathymetry and topography in the area surrounding the city of Mobile, Alabama. It covers Mobile Bay and Dauphin Island, and includes the communities of Daphne, Fairhope and Gulf Shores. The DEM has a 1/3 arc-second (~10 meter) cell size, and is referenced to a vertical datum of NAVD 88. It was built in November 2009 to support NOAA's VDatum Program.

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Name Mobile
States Alabama
Region Gulf of Mexico
-88.3 -87.65
Date Completed 2009-11-30
Type Coastal Inundation
Horizontal Datum NAD 83
Projection Geographic (degrees)
Vertical Datum NAVD 88 (meters)
Vertical Transformation Source elevation data transformed using NOAA's VDatum vertical transformation tool --
Coverage Bathy-topo
Cell Size 1/3 arc-second
Registration Grid-node
Version 1
Source NOAA / NGDC / MGG
Developer NOAA / NGDC / MGG
Project NOAA VDatum DEM
Contact Matthew R Love @ NOAA / NGDC
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How to cite this DEM

Amante, C.J., M.R. Love, L.A. Taylor, and B.W. Eakins, 2011. Digital Elevation Models of Mobile, Alabama: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS NGDC-44, Dept. of Commerce, Boulder, CO, 43 pp.
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